How wild primates adapt to living with disabilities


Free-ranging Japanese macaques at the Awajishima Monkey Center with different physical impairments and disabilities


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This month, we’re looking at how wild primates, our closest living relatives, live with disabilities. This is a delicate subject, because there are a great many misconceptions, prejudices and tropes about disabilities, as well as about people with disabilities. As we’ll see, these harmful ideas have carried over into research…

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